Azarenka, 31, stormed to win the first set 6-1 in just 26 minutes while the Japanese was uncharacteristically sloppy hitting a whopping 13 unforced errors.
The relatively unheralded Veszelka, meanwhile, leaped to 16.69m in the third round and bowed out with a 16.66m jump to land the upset victory at the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting.
Cao Yunding had a goal disallowed in the 19th minute after the Shenhua's scorer tripped Tong Lei inside the box.
"The VNL will be especially important next season as we work to define and prepare the group of players we'll be taking to Tokyo for the Olympics," the veteran coach explained.
Thanks to the victory, Shanghai lead the table with 23 points, while Qingdao are seventh with seven points among the eight sides in the Suzhou division. Enditem
"I was very concentrated when playing the first match. However, I felt a little tired in the mixed doubles. We tried to exert our strengths on the court to play against our well-performed rivals. The 11-point competition system is too difficult," said Zheng.
Around 800 fans witnessed the opening ceremony and the opening match. Newly promoted Chengdu Xingcheng Habitat beat Beijing Renhe 3-2 to bag a winning start.
Chairman of the Olympic Coucil of Asia (OCA) Coordination Committee Raja Randhir Singh lauded Hangzhou 2022's preparations upon hearing their reports during the third Coordination Committee virtual meeting earlier this week.
La Liga kicked off on Saturday with a 0-0 draw between Eibar and Celta, before Yangel Herrera and Luis Milla gave Granada a 2-0 win at home over Athletic Club and Osasuna won 2-0 away at newly promoted Cadiz with goals from Adrian Lopez and Ruben Suarez. Enditem
Club under-20 coach Dyego Coelho will manage the first team on an interim basis, starting with a clash against Fluminense at Rio's Maracana stadium on Sunday, the statement said.
Shenzhen captain Gao Lin put the game to bed on 28 minutes when he scored from a tight angle after Preciado's header parried by Jianye keeper Wang Guoming.